Saturday, July 31, 2010

Random July Post

We have been so busy and I haven't had much time to post a blog. So I'm post a bunch of random things.

These pics are from a few weeks ago when we went with the Vosberg's to the Dane County Fair. We went early in the am to avoid the crowd and the heat, but it was still hotter than heck.

Kristen and Owen are here visiting from Montana, so we've been spending a lot of time with Kory's family.
I have lots of pictures so far, but here are just a few--

Here's Emme, Zander and Owen all playing so nicely together:

Owen doesn't have baby dolls at his house, so everytime we hang out with them he has to come and take Em's dolls. It's sooo cute and of course Kory keeps giving Kristen a hard time about her little boy playing with dolls.

This was SOOO funny. Zander is just about ready to walk on his own, he takes steps and everything. Here he is using his activity table as a walker and Em is racing him with a push cart and Owen is running after them. It was a riot!!

This is Em standing out in Kacey & Tony's porch and Z standing in the kitchen. I just love Em's sunglasses up on her head and everything. What a rock star!!!

Kacey and Tony even got their swimming pool out for everyone. Em actually swam! Usually she just plays on the edges. She was quite the fish that day!

This is from an activity project I did with Em last weekend. I saw it on Cullen's ABC's. I LOVE her ideas!!!! Anyways, we put letters and shapes in that yellow bag and she'd pick one out and then try to mimic it in the shaving cream. She didn't quite get it, but still had a lot of fun!

This is Em riding in Daddy's brand new Ford F-150!! It's quite the nice truck and Em was proud to be riding in it.

I just thought this pic was cute. Emme and Owen just lounging around at G's house.

This is one of my fave's. Em and Aunt Kristen!!!

This is a picture of the three FAVORITE grandkids on Kory's mom's side of the family. Zander (13 months), Owen (16 months), and Emily (2 1/2 years).

We've had quite a busy month of July since arriving home from Hayward. Casey and Mike are busy planning the wedding, they are getting all the big details sorted out. We are so happy to be a part of their big day!
Kory got a brand new pick-up truck which I'll post pics of next time. I haven't taken any yet!!
Em got another bad bug bite last Sunday and was into the Dr this week for another infection from the bite. We are just worrying like crazy about her. The antibiotics made her really sick this week, so we've stopped giving them to her. Waiting for more details from or Dr about what to do next. Poor girl needs to walk around in a net!!!
Kory got a pretty nasty owie this week too. He was washing his semi-truck and went to jump down and his wedding ring got caught on the hood. Not good. He ripped his finger really bad. Thankfully my friend was here and took him to the ER since I was on my way to work already. I met them at the ER and Kory ended up with stiches and a cut-off wedding ring :( Poor guy. He's pretty sore, but doing better each day. Just say some prayers that all heals well. It was exposed down to the tendons and ligaments, and the Dr's say he's very lucky to not have worse damage to his hand.

Hope everyone else is having a fantastic summer!!! Will write more soon.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Hayward 4th of July Trip 2010

Every year my immediate family gets together for a week up at the lake house in Hayward. My parents are always so happy to have us there, and we always have a great time.

I have a gazillion pics that I uploaded to a link, you can check them out here.

Mikaiya helping Emme up the hill-

My sunshine-

Look at those baby blues - lovely Braenna-

Grammy pulling 2 of the girls-

Papa taking Emme up in the neighbor's tree stand-

Mikaiya and Jeff out on the tube. This was Mikaiya's first time and she absolutely loved it-

A picture of all 3 girls looking at the's a miracle-


Casey and Mike-

Cori & Jeff-

Check out that ROCK!! Yep-Mike proposed to Casey while we were all out one night. We are sooooo happy for the two of them-

Here's a group shot of us big kids. Thanks to Grammy for watching all 3 girls so we could 'live it up' for a night :)-

Here's Emme trying on Auntie CeCe's ring - I think she likes it!!!! -

A family picture!!!!! We haven't had a new one of these in ages. I love it!!!

Grammy made the girls matching dresses. Aren't they so cute?
We had a great time up north. We did get to visit the ER unfortunately. Emily got bit by a bug on Tuesday and by the middle of the night her arm was incredibly swollen. So we took her to the ER at 1am, and they said she had cellulitis which is basically a bacterial infection. They put her on antibiotics and benadryl, but wanted us to go to the clinic in the morning. So the next day we woke up and her hand/arm were worse!!!! So we took her to the clinic and it was quite the adventurous day - poor little girl! She had to have her blood drawn, which didn't work - so then they got blood via finger pricks. Then she had to have one of her bug bites lanced so they could get some of the ickies out of it and grow it in a culture. Then the worst part was they had to hold her down and give her an antibiotic injection in each thigh. That was awful. Em did soooo good! Thankfully the injections helped and by Thurs morning she was finally doing better. She went back to the clinic 1 more time and they did a finger prick again and the blood draw showed the infection was going down. Ends up she got a staph infection from the bug bite. Very scary!!!
Other than that, the trip was fantastic. I got to waterski - which I hadn't done since before I was pregnant. Got up my first try! Yay me! Got to spend some time with our friends Bruce & Kate and their 2 kiddos. Got to see my little sissy get special for all of us!
Can't wait for next year :)